The Magnanimity of Richard Burgon

Congratulating his fellow Deputy Leadership competitor Dawn Butler for reaching the required nominations, some sceptics could hear the sound of pleaing from Burgon…

Big congratulations to @DawnButlerBrent for achieving the number of MPs’ nominations required to get on the Deputy Leadership ballot!”

mdi-timer 13th January 2020 @ 1:14 pm 13th Jan 2020 @ 1:14 pm mdi-comment Comments
Burgon Claims Questioning Labour’s £58 Billion WASPI Payout is ‘Cheap Politics’


Guido readers will be delighted to know Richard Burgon had another media round this morning. When questioned by Nick Robinson as to why Labour have a WASPI pension policy to give people like Theresa May, Dianne Abbott and Harriet Harman £20,000, Burgon hit back saying it was a cheap argument.

Robinson had to remind the esteemed former-solicitor that £58 billion isn’t, in fact, cheap…

mdi-timer 27th November 2019 @ 9:04 am 27th Nov 2019 @ 9:04 am mdi-comment Comments
Burgon’s Top Question Time Moments

Burgon was on characteristic form last night, insofar as he was a laughing stock to the whole audience. Off the back of his appearance Guido has some questions for the Shadow Justice Secretary:

  1. Why should we trust the word of the Tax Justice Network – a campaign group, not a research body – over that of the IFS?
  2. Why was Richard Burgon on such a low wage as a solicitor? The average is £62,000 a year…
  3. How has he entirely forgotten about Gordon Brown’s Premiership from 2007-2010?

One final question to the Labour Party: why do you feel Richard is qualified to be a Secretary of State?

mdi-timer 22nd November 2019 @ 11:26 am 22nd Nov 2019 @ 11:26 am mdi-comment Comments
Party that Wants to Run the Internet Sends Out Blank Web Page Press Release

Fresh from Labour’s announcement they want to run all broadband, the party has now published Richard Burgon’s response to crime figures… only, they haven’t posted it at all; It’s blank. To be fair, this is about as much of the farting commie Guido ever wants to hear from…

mdi-timer 15th November 2019 @ 4:00 pm 15th Nov 2019 @ 4:00 pm mdi-comment Comments
Kay Slaps Down Burgon Again

Readers may remember when Kay Burley slapped down Shadow Justice Secretary and Brain of Britain Richard Burgon on her new Breakfast show, when he implied Labour won the last election. This week Kay had to remind him that Gordon Brown was removed as Prime Minister. Guido hopes this continues as a weekly segment…

mdi-timer 31st October 2019 @ 10:28 am 31st Oct 2019 @ 10:28 am mdi-comment Comments
Labour Seeking Excuses to Avoid Election

After last night’s shenanigans, and based on what Boris said to the Commons, once again Britain is cautiously returning to an election footing. It’s all in the hands of the EU for now…

Labour’s previously stated position is that they’re positively ecstatic about the thought of an election, provided Article 50 is extended to January next year. In a move as unsurprising as the sun rising in the morning, however, some Labour figures are showing signs of cold feet. Any wonder given Boris’s 15 point lead in the polls?…

Most obviously giving the game away is Lord Wood, who tweeted he wouldn’t actually back an election until around 2020…

An excuse that’s no doubt going to be parroted by Labour MPs keen on a second referendum…

Ken Clarke has also taken to the airwaves this morning, warning if Boris tries passing a bill to allow an election with just 50% support of MPs (rather than the two-thirds needed under the Fixed Terms Parliament Act), many Labour MPs will try amending it to allow votes at 16. Then Guido received an email from Momentum, crying out that Boris’s election call is, in fact, a ‘threat’.

The Tories can find some relief from Richard Burgon of all people, who said this morning that Labour will back an election “as soon as the EU agrees that extension.” Unfortunately in the same breath, he also gave pause for thought:

The Conservative Party’s greatest asset there…

UPDATE: The first Labour MP to openly say he’ll refuse an election even if the EU guarantee an extension to the end of January…

mdi-timer 23rd October 2019 @ 9:31 am 23rd Oct 2019 @ 9:31 am mdi-comment Comments
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